We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great.

- Steve Jobs (2004) ·

I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.

- Christopher Hitchens (2004) ·

We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.

- Steve Jobs (2004) ·

I opposed DOMA in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. … I know how important the issue of equal rights is to the LGBT community. I share your sense of urgency. If I am elected U.S. Senator, you can be confident that my colleagues in the Senate and the President will know my position.

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, "Huh. It works. It makes sense."

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

That's silly talk... Talk to my wife. She'll tell me I need to learn to just put my socks on the hamper.

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

No one is pro-abortion.

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there's the United States of America.

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope: In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation, a belief in things not seen, a belief that there are better days ahead.

- Barack Obama (2004) ·

Jesus Christ—who, as it turns out, was born of a virgin, cheated death, and rose bodily into the heavens—can now be eaten in the form of a cracker.

- Sam Harris (2004) ·

It is time we admitted that we are not at war with "terrorism". We are at war with Islam. This is not to say that we are at war with all Muslims, but we are absolutely at war with the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran. The only reason Muslim fundamentalism is a threat to us is because the fundamentals of Islam are a threat to us.

- Sam Harris (2004) ·

Religious moderation is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance.

- Sam Harris (2004) ·

Theology is now little more than a branch of human ignorance. Indeed, it is ignorance with wings.

- Sam Harris (2004) ·

We are, even now, killing ourselves over ancient literature. Who would have thought something so tragically absurd could be possible?

- Sam Harris (2004) ·

The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime.

- Noam Chomsky (2004) ·

I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.

- Stephen Hawking (2004) ·

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.

- Stephen Hawking (2004) ·